About US

Quinte's Premier School of Music for over 25 Years!

Pinnacle Music School is one of the largest Music schools in Eastern Ontario and the largest in the quinte area. Our teachers are dedicated, qualified Music teachers whoes goal is to instill a love of music in each student as well as promote musical excellence in whatever instrument they choose.

Pinnacle Music Studios has been operating as a highly regarded business in Downtown Belleville for over 20 years. It was started by Janet and Ken Harnden at 214 Pinnacle Street then they moved to its current location at 261 Front Street.

The main floor at 261 Front was the retail department that sold sheet music, musical instruments, accessories and in particular, pianos & keyboards. A distinguishing feature of Pinnacle Music was that it was the only authorized dealer of Yamaha Pianos in Eastern Ontario. Pinnacle Music Studios has been awarded the Readers Choice Favorite Music Store Award the past 17 years and in 2005 was awarded Business Of The Year – Retail at Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards. 

Ken and Janet Harnden

Apart from the main floor retail activities, the entire second floor of 261 Front Street had been and continues to be a teaching studio comprising of 10 individual teaching rooms and a large waiting area. The staff at the teaching studio has enjoyed an excellent reputation for its professionalism and experience. 

In summer of 2020, Janet and Ken closed the retail business. Since then, the Pinnacle teachers have continued to teach from the second-floor teaching studios of 261 Front Street.


Regarding the future, we are pleased to announce that Pinnacle Music School will be moving to 360 Pinnacle Street, in partnership with the Empire Theatre Group. The building is easy to spot on Pinnacle Street as it is called “The Pinnacle”. A purpose-built music teaching facility is currently under construction there. It will open for our upcoming teaching season starting in September.